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The Value of Smart City Initiatives Offer New Twist on Old Question of Affordability

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Black & Veatch’s 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report reinforces lessons learned in the past year—although governments and municipalities believe strongly in the smart city model, they continue to struggle to fund these efforts.

Meet Shabari Basu, Wind Director

She helps us generate clean energy from renewable resources
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We’re celebrating Women’s History Month this March by introducing you to 10 women who help power your life at Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas. They advance our company with their vision, talent, hard work and creativity. These trailblazing women – including a nuclear engineer, astrophysicist and lineman – reveal inspiring stories of persistence, pluck and achievement in largely male-dominated fields. A diverse workplace isn’t just a nice idea, it’s a competitive necessity. Today, meet Dr.

Carnival Corporation’s Exhaust Gas Cleaning Technology Installed on 60 Percent of Fleet

World’s largest leisure travel company on track to expand its breakthrough environmental technology to more than 85 vessels across its global fleet through 2020
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MIAMI, February 28, 2017 – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced it has completed the installation and certification of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) on an industry-leading 60 ships across its brands.

Commercial Energy Storage: Sustainability’s Low-Hanging Fruit

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It is easy to talk about sustainability, especially when the timeframes for achieving quantifiable results are comfortably far in the future. It’s much harder to actually implement feasible sustainability programs that will have a significant business impact.

Spring Is Here! Time To Plan Your Summer Vacation At Yosemite National Park

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Spring has arrived and it's the perfect time to book your summer vacation at Yosemite National Park.

Located in California's Sierra Nevada mountains, Yosemite National Park is famed for its waterfalls, deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant seqouias, a vast wilderness area, and much more. With activities like hiking, fishing, horseback riding, rock climbing, and boating, it is impossible to be bored at this incredible destination and resort!

Republic Services: Renewable Energy

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In many cases, landfills constitute a renewable energy source. By applying advances in technology, Republic Services harnesses energy from yesterday’s waste and converts it to meet tomorrow’s energy needs.

At Sunshine Canyon Landfill, near Los Angeles, CA, Republic introduced another renewable energy project. This 20-megawatt renewable energy project is capable of generating enough electricity to power nearly 25,000 area homes.

Grid Modernization: Utility 2.0 has arrived, but it brings opportunity and caution

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For years, utilities have struggled to define the more responsive operational systems and customer-centric performance models that would trumpet the arrival of Utility 2.0. Lacking a singular event marking the shift, it seems more likely a steady, incremental advance through technology deployments, analytics and a focus on customer engagement represents the path towards a continually evolving future state. As we have seen with the progress to date, further advances will require continuing coordination within utilities, their regulators and customers to ensure a sustainable path forward.

Leading By Example: Sustainable Brands Partners With South Pole Group to Power Next Generation of Events With Renewable Energy

Sustainable Brands’ renewable energy procurement for 2017 supports the Sustainable Development Goals
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Zurich, Switzerland, and San Francisco, Calf., February 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The momentum in renewable energy has accelerated and made the transition to a low-carbon economy more inevitable. As more organizations set targets of growing the share of renewable energy in their consumption, being able to trace the origin of energy and the impacts of renewable energy procurement has never been more important.

AkzoNobel Reduces CO2 Emissions by 100,000 Tons Thanks to New Bio-steam Facility

Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp commissions new bio-steam supply from energy company Eneco to AkzoNobel
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  • AkzoNobel, Eneco and Groningen Seaports have jointly invested around €40 million in the project
  • The converted plant delivers twice as much sustainable energy for the same amount of biomass
  • An additional 10 percent of AkzoNobel’s energy consumption in the Netherlands now comes fromrenewable sources, resulting in a reduction of 100,000 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent toapproximately one billion car kilometres or 12,500 households
  • An important investment in terms of making the chemical industry in the north-east of theNetherlands more future-proof 
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  • AkzoNobel, Eneco and Groningen Seaports have jointly invested around €40 million in the project
  • The converted plant delivers twice as much sustainable energy for the same amount of biomass
  • An additional 10 percent of AkzoNobel’s energy consumption in the Netherlands now comes fromrenewable sources, resulting in a reduction of 100,000 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent toapproximately one billion car kilometres or 12,500 households
  • An important investment in terms of making the chemical industry in the north-east of theNetherlands more future-proof 

Republic Services: Sustainable Facilities

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Republic’s commitment to sustainable practices extends throughout their operations and into their facilities. When Republic builds new facilities, they adhere to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. This includes using sustainable materials to facilitate energy and water conservation, as well as design principles to enhance employee and guest comfort. With these standards at the forefront of their facility projects, Republic is making their working spaces more environmentally responsible and welcoming to all.

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